Jan 30, 2019

A Letter To My Five Year Old On Her Fifth Birthday

I still cannot believe I have a five year old! Phew, I said it out loud this morning. The one thing I adore about having this blog is that I'm able to look back over years of moments with my kids in this location. I may not have a baby book of newborn items of my first born, but I do have this blog to remind me of the big and little milestones we've overcome in her short five years here on earth.

For those interested here is her birthday review and awesome party themes at four years old, three years old and two years old )

My Dearest Sweet Lily,

I almost said "little Lily" as I used to call you that when you were much smaller but its clear today that you are growing into a young lady and on your way to big things! This year was a big one for you. We decided to leave our home in Atlanta and move our family to my hometown of Chicago ( where you were actually born and lived for a year before we moved south so you don't remember much).

You've grown so much in the last year from beginning a new school, to adapting to meeting new friends and neighbors, having family members minutes away and learning to navigate having a younger sibling on the go ( or rather RUNNING after you now ).
Last year we threw you a candy birthday party and even though you still love all the gummy worms, starbursts and lollipops you can find, I'm excited to throw you a Fancy Nancy party for your love of dresses, sparkles, ballet shoes and gasp, tights!

I hope this year brings you everything you want. I'm still in disbelief you will be going to Kindergarten in the fall but you're so excited to get to go to a 'big kid school' that I know you'll be just fine. You're moving mountains kid and I can't wait to be at every soccer game, every parent teacher conference, every school performance and cheering on you on every side line!

Love,
Mommy


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27 comments:

  1. Mine are grown and the youngest grandson is now in kindergarten. Times really does fly fast

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  2. This is such a sweet post. Children grow up so fast. It seems like just yesterday my son was entering kindergarten.

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  3. This is a lovely letter to your daughter. I hope she had a wonderful birthday. I hope she has a blast in kindergarten.

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  4. Happy Birthday young lady! What a sweet idea to write her that letter. Hope she has a great year!

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  5. Aww Happy Birthday to your little one. What an amazing letter to her as well. I hope she has an awesome day and year!

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  6. Happy Birthday to her. Fives are Fun!!!

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  7. Kids grow up way too fast! My daughter will be three in a few months and I can't believe it.

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  8. My daughter is moving to Chicago in August or September. She's a book blogger (HastyBookList.com) Your daughter is adorable. I remember Ashley being five, because it is a fun fun year!

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  9. This is such a sweet letter to your little girl. Happy Birthday! 5 is such a fun age.

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  10. This is so sweet. I have a soon-to-be five year old, and I just wish that time would stop. I love this age!

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  11. This is so sweet! I want to write a letter to my kids for their birthday's every year!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

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  12. This was so so sweet! This makes me want to write letters to my children if/when I have them. This will be great for Lily to look back on :)

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  13. They grow up so fast! Cherish the moments. She will love having all these special moments captured, for her to read later.

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  14. It's always crazy when they get school age! Like, where did the time go??

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  15. Time flies so fast! This Fall she'll be in kindergarten then the next thing you, she'll be graduating.

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  16. Happy birthday to Lily and congratulations for having such a beautiful daughter!

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  17. This is so heartwarming. Make sure you keep this and show it to your daughter when she's older.

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  18. Wow! 5 is such a milestone age. This letter is so beautiful and so heartfelt, happy birthday to your sweet daughter.

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  19. This is such a sweet letter to your little girl. Yep, they grow up so fast. I even find it hard to believe that my son is now a teen. :)

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  20. This is such a sweet letter. I remember when our firstborn had his five. I was an emotional wreck. Treasure each moment.

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  21. Awww this is so sweet. I wrote a letter to my 1 year old son last year for his birthday & now he's almost 2 already.

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  22. That is such a sweet letter. I love reading letters like these. Happy birthday to her! Hope she has a good one.

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  23. They grow so fast! And I love of having a blog as well because everything is documented there. Happy Birthday to your princess

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  24. I really love the idea of writing letters to children. It's a beautiful visual and tangent way to communicate. Your letter is beautiful!

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  25. Such a sweet letter! I love writing letters to my son and will probably cry when writing his 5th birthday one!

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  26. Happy Birthday Lily. They do grow way too fast. Ours are out of the home now and we are now adopting an 8 y/o little girl. We love being parents.

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  27. My daughter just turned 10 and it seems like it was yesterday when she was 5. Nobody warns you life moves in fast forward once you become a parent. Hope you had a wonderful Fancy Nancy party to celebrate her special day.

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